A Senate bill to keep the government open past midnight Wednesday cleared a procedural hurdle on Monday. The bill would fund the federal government through Dec. 11. Without a funding extension, the federal government would partially shut down on Oct. 1. Monday's 77-to-19 vote sets up a vote on final passage in the Senate. The House would also need to vote on the bill.
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